Pico Interactive announced this week that it plans to open sales of its latest headset, the Pico Neo3 Link, on 24 May, with the company and numerous resellers currently taking pre-orders.
The Chinese firm’s latest headset, which debuted at the Laval Virtual Europe 2022 in Mayenne, France, features both PC-VR as well as standalone, all-in-one functionality for a versatile user experience.
According to listings from SystemActive, Pico’s UK-based reseller, the device will retail for £399, with the first set of pre-orders set to deliver in the first week of June.
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The headset may compete with the Meta Quest 2 and offer the following features:
- 2 in 1 switching, allowing VR-capable PCs to link directly to the headset for 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) gameplay, low-latency, lossloss playback, and access to Steam AAA games.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipsets for industry-leading processing and interoperability
- 120 Hz ultra-high refresh rate for smooth video playback and six degrees of freedom (6DoF)
- Upgraded Pico OS and Pico Store for improved user experiences (UX)
- 3 preset lens adjustment positions for achieving ideal interpupillary distance (IDP) and lens clarity.
- Fabric face cushions for long-term durability and cleanliness
- Rear battery for counterweighting, allow the headset to sit evenly on the head
- Hard strap with fit wheel for proper adjustment and optimal comfort
Pico Steps Up with XR Solutions
The news comes after the Chinese headset manufacturer revealed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 it had launched a partnership with its owner ByteDance to boost its portfolio of XR solutions via Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Spaces platform.
Spaces recently kicked off its Accelerator programme, which will use Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 headsets, to back startups and content creators developing the next generation of augmented reality (AR) apps.
Pico Interactive struck a partnership with Lenovo to jointly develop the latter’s Mirage VR S3 headset with ThinkReality, which debuted in a keynote speech in 2020.
Nathan Pettyjohn, Commercial AR/VR Lead of Intelligent Devices Group for Lenovo, announced at the time the all-in-one headset would feature similar specs such as a 4K display, hands-free controls, and hygienic faceplates, among others.